At the mention of Olde Towne, too many people in the Gaithersburg area associate with Old Town Alexandria, something Olde Towne Advisory Subcommittee co-chair Lenny Levy said he hopes to change.
Seeking new members, the subcommittee hopes to serve as "the eyes and ears of Olde Towne," and "find out what we can do to bring new business, new residential prospects and new people," Levy told Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and the City Council during Monday's annual commmittee briefings.
Levy called the committee's major project, the Archstone community, "an attractive amenity" that will help kickstart progress on making Olde Towne a local destination.
Archstone is a new apartment complex along East Diamond Avenue which will lease retail space to tenants on the ground floor.
Levy also said signage along I-270 and I-370 needs to be changed to further promote Olde Towne. Signs currently recognize the Gaithersburg Historic District, but not areas like Olde Towne and Kentlands, Levy said.
Speak Out: Can Olde Towne Gaithersburg become a local destination? Do you, like Lenny Levy, view the Archstone community as an attractice amenity? How would you like to see Olde Towne improved? Tell us in the comments!